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CCAN Statement: Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Approves Historic Carbon Rule

CCAN Calls on Governor Northam to Veto Amendments that Block It RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved historic regulations to allow Virginia to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This new Carbon Rule will lead to a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from Virginia’s largest power plants and …

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Maryland General Assembly Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MARYLAND CLIMATE COALITION. Member groups include Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Sierra Club, Interfaith Power & Light DC-MD-VA, Citizens Climate Lobby, SEIU, Moms Clean Air Force, and others. With veto-proof majorities, the legislation will require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and creates a pathway to 100% …

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CCAN Statement: MD Committee Advances Clean Energy Jobs Act

After overwhelming Senate approval, Maryland House Economic Matters Committee votes 15-6 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, Maryland Delegate Dereck Davis (D-25) brought the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516) one key step closer to passage. The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, …

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CCAN Statement: Virginia Legislators Recklessly Block Climate Action

CCAN Statement: Virginia Legislators Recklessly Block Climate Action Northam Must Veto Language that Blocks Virginia from Joining RGGI RICHMOND, VA — Yesterday, Virginia GOP lawmakers voted to block the state from taking part of a carbon cap-and-trade program with other states without the General Assembly’s explicit approval. In a party-line vote, legislators blocked the Commonwealth …

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CCAN Statement: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Don Beyer Introduce Carbon Cap-and-Dividend Legislation

Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA)  introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2019. This ‘cap-and-dividend’ policy is a simple, fair, and effective way to address the dangers of climate change. The bill would put more money in the pockets …

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Following Overwhelming Senate Approval, Maryland Leaders Call on House to Quickly Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland State Senate voted 33-13 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of advocates urged the Maryland House of Delegates to pass of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516 / HB 1158). This press conference took place one day after the …

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Statement: Maryland Senate Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

Annapolis, Md. (March 20, 2019) – The Maryland Climate Coalition released the following statement after the Maryland Senate voted 33-13 in favor of SB 516 today: “We applaud the Maryland Senate for taking strong action by passing the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act today. This bill will help fight climate change while expanding jobs, investment and tax revenue in …

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Bipartisan Coalition Demands End to Ratepayer Subsidies for Trash Incineration

Bipartisan group of legislators, residents, and advocates gathered prior to the House Economic Matters Committee hearing on HB961/SB548, legislation to remove clean energy subsidies for trash incineration. The bipartisan coalition demanded an end to this practice of greenwashing and subsidizing pollution. ANNAPOLIS, MD — On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, …

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Before Key Hearing, Legislators and Advocates Promote Bill Protecting Maryland Waters from Fracked-Gas Pipelines

Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo Joined Coalition in Press Conference on “Pipeline and Water Protection Act” — next step on Potomac Pipeline Fight ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of climate and clean water advocates promoted legislation to protect Maryland’s waters from fracked-gas pipelines. The bill, called Maryland Pipeline and Water Protection Act (HB 669, SB 387), …

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Students Rally for a Clean Energy Future in Maryland

Advocates push for legislation to double the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030 and create jobs Annapolis, MD – Students from across the state joined environmental, faith, health, labor, and civic organizations today to push for the passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (House Bill 1158 / Senate Bill 516) …

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